Bars With Outdoor Seating In Manchester

Alfresco drinking isn't usually something you'd look for in this rainy city. However, when the clouds part and you're feeling thirsty, we've got some top watering holes that are perfect for soaking up that rare bit of vitamin D. When the summer vibes come calling make sure you check out our top picks of bars with outdoor seating in Manchester; from cosy beer gardens to sky-high rooftop cocktail picks.

Last updated on 26th February 2021

Dukes 92

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A handpicked selection of wines and carefully crafted cocktails are paired with a bustling outdoor space at this Mosley Street hideaway. Check out Dukes 92 next time you're looking to top up your tan, where the lively terrace space is suited to all occasions.

The Oast House

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This charming pub may be known for its winter tipis, but in summer its sun-soaked beer garden is not to be slept on. Head over to the venue for sharing platters, BBQ bites and plenty of refreshing cold brews next time you're looking for outdoor drinking and dining in Spinningfields.

The Ape & Apple

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Hidden on Deansgate's John Dalton Street, The Ape & Apple is a lively bar and pub that shines a light on live music, quizzes and alfresco drinking. When you're not checking out the entertainment, take a few glasses out to their wood-filled terrace.

Terrace NQ

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As its name would suggest, this stripped-back watering hole lies in the Northern Quarter. Head to Thomas Street where you'll fine Terrace NQ fronting bare brick walls and simplistic furniture coupled with alfresco craft beers, wines and G&Ts.

Come for the tapas but stay for the sun-dappled roof terrace as Simon Shaw's glorious restaurant offers more than the usual Spanish fare. Alongside confit pork belly and chargrilled octopus, you'll be able to enjoy sangria, aperitifs and all kinds of cocktails in the stunning setting of El Gato Negro.

Manchester's very own waterside retreat, The Wharf offers stunning views across the basin. When the sun does eventually arrive, get yourself down to this exquisite venue to enjoy a glass from their collection fo 50+ wines in the large boules court.